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We tested 32 new products to find the best audio quality for every listener and budget

The Talking Heads frontman wheeled up the runway on a titanium commuter bike

Touring rock stars aren’t exactly known for clean living. The members of this band do ginger shots and ice baths.

The artist was lost in her own life until a walk in the forest spurred her to take charge of her journey

New music by boygenius, a text exploring the governance of natural resources, ‘South Side,’ ‘She Said,’ and more

A difficult breakup had the musician worried he’d lost his identity. A solo road trip reminded him of who he is.

Professional runner Lauren Fleshman’s memoir, a climbing survival story, a new Outside podcast, a sci-fi video game, and more

Running and composing music require a similar problem-solving area of the brain, so it might not be a coincidence that there’s crossover

Eighties throwbacks, new Netflix series, a bird board game, and kids’ music that isn’t by Raffi

Celebrating everything from desert biking and alt-rock to bouldering and oyster-eating, these are some of the best outdoor festivals across the country in 2023

“Midnights” is about self-loathing, revenge, falling in love, and falling apart—all elements of the outdoor lifestyle

When the celebrated singer-songwriter moved to this adventure hub nearly ten years ago, she instantly fell in love with the small-town feel and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are her tips for where to hike, grab a meal, and go dancing afterward.

Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on the Great Outdoors Music Debate

On his first album in five years, the singer-songwriter brings us a collection of heartfelt tracks that offer warmth and comfort when we really need it

In an exclusive interview about his first album in five years, the multiplatinum-selling musician opens up about his competitive side, songwriting, and the struggle to stay optimistic in trying times

Holders of Outside’s first NFT, the Bedrock Badge, will automatically be entered to win concert tickets and limited-edition signed copies of the artist's new album, ‘Meet the Moonlight’

The Revolution Go is an ideal machine for toting your favorite records to picnics, park days, or anywhere else under the sun

This travel speaker impresses with studio-quality sound

When we open our ears to the marvels of natural soundscapes, we experience the energies of the world in a unique way—and begin to understand the mysteries behind them

In his new book, ‘Sounds Wild and Broken,’ the award-winning ecologist and writer dives into the history and diversity of our planet’s soundscapes in effort to get us to pay attention before they disappear

Earth-loving New Yorkers are drawing from an unlikely arsenal of activism, hip-hop, marathon city-council Zoom meetings, and one sassy pug to hold the city to its zero-waste commitments. If they succeed, the environmental benefits could be huge.

Some runners swear by their pump playlists, but I’d rather listen to a great book

America’s youth are in desperate need of real-life human connection. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bassist says there’s no better place to provide that than a skate park.

David Kushner went to the rainforest to write about a mysterious place and the people who go there. He never imagined the experience would change him forever.

A new Complex series takes Rick Ross, Lil’ Kim, and Quavo on short hikes. Each episode gets vulnerable in wonderfully unexpected ways.

Whether you’re on a road trip or backpacking through Europe, download these apps to learn more about the culture, weather, and even history of the places you’re visiting

For Indie singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and British rapper Testament, the natural world is an endless source of creative inspiration

‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ and the harrowing tale of a shipwreck

The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar

The country singer-songwriter talks to Outside about the restorative power of nature, the unexpected blessings of quarantine, and the origins of his album ‘Country Again: Side A’

Tips from a pro on how to keep your outdoor kitchen operating flawlessly

Journalist Ian Urbina is revealing the lawlessness of the open ocean in ways you’d never imagine

‘The Good Lord Bird,’ Mary Ruefle, and a podcast that breaks down the Olivia Rodrigo power ballad ‘Driver’s License’

Improvisational tunes set to the sounds of insects

'Tempo' pairs video footage of Kyle Richardson running the Flat Irons of Boulder, Colorado, to a soundtrack of his own music

According to Chris Watson, the man behind your favorite wildlife soundtracks, we're just becoming better listeners

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

The books, TV shows, podcasts, and music that our editors couldn't stop talking about last month

Artist Jackson Stell is crafting music that captures the ecstatic feelings we have when we venture into the natural world

From ballads inspired by outdoor adventures to neighborhood sing-alongs, the Okee Dokee Brothers' new album makes staying home with kids more fun

This trailer for Yeti's Midnight Hour​​​​​​​ video series features musicians like Jack Johnson, Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham, and Margo Price

The best documentaries from this year's film festivals look at quixotic quests and devastating disasters

The joy of being a masochistic oddball

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn’t stop talking about

I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.

The books, movies, podcasts, games, and more that are keeping us sane indoors

In 2018, musician Ben Weaver gave up his dream of playing sold-out venues in exchange for one that had much more value

For decades, the cowboy has occupied a storied place in Americana—but the image in popular narratives excluded cowboys of color. This year the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons sought to change that. At the event, held in Nevada earlier this winter, the theme was the same as Flemons's 2018 album: black cowboys.

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

An ode to traveling slow on two wheels and burning just enough calories each day to eat a large pizza each evening

The start of spring is one of the best times to travel, thanks to perfect weather, fun festivals, and a screaming flight deal to the Virgin Islands

Or why you don't have to get up at 4 A.M. to perform a two-hour ritual of self-care

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

Grammy nominee Mike Posner left behind his life in L.A. to go on a 2,851-mile journey in search of... something. Here's what he learned about grief, motivation, struggle, and authenticity.

Wilderness is usually associated with tranquility, but some moments call for the deployment of hard rock

You'll be running down the road in no time

Tech shaming has made us believe that the outdoor experience has to be pure or nothing. Here's why you should absolve your guilt about using your gadgets in nature.

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

'Only Music // Alaska' documents the people Justin Fountain met, the places he saw, and the conversations he had on his 3,800-mile trip

Smart devices that track everything you do

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

Summer jams can't last forever. The Highwomen lead the way on our mix for fall road trips and campouts.

We’ve partnered with Portland, Oregon’s Pickathon Music Festival to showcase some of the year’s best new music

Want to be an asshole with a hill to die on? Here are some tips and tricks to get you there.

Want to get away on a dime? Here's where to go.

The famous waterfalls appear in about ten seconds' worth of her new music video, and some people are angry about it

This week, we’ve got Zephaniah OHora performing 'High Class City Girl from the Country'

We’ve partnered with Portland, Oregon’s Pickathon Music Festival to showcase some of the year’s best new music

Don't let an overnight flight stop you from arriving at your destination well rested and ready for adventure

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